In Desegregation Case, Judge Blasts School Officials and Justice Department

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A federal judge in Alabama says local school board has failed to meet legal mandate to integrate.

Life Below The Mason-Dixon Line: A Call For Submissions

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Life below the Mason-Dixon Line isn’t as simple as some people want you to believe.

Get A Life, Will You People?

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Coupled with Marcus Smart’s run-in with a Texas Tech fan, Liam Day says the backlash new Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans faced from Auburn fans indicates that some of them just need to get lives.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— NH Smith

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A Birmingham minister carried a torch while Martin Luther King was in jail. I sat in his church for seventeen years and never knew.

Nonpartisan Support: Letters From The President to Crestfallen Athletes

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It’s always nice to see someone use a position of power to lend a helping hand with absolutely no hint of an ulterior motive.

Alabama Grants Posthumous Pardon to ‘Scottsboro Boys’ Falsely Convicted in Racially Tinged Case

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Twice, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the boys’ convictions, the first time, issuing a landmark decision on the right to effective assistance of counsel, and the second time invalidating a trial that included no black jurors

In Touch With My Feminine Side…If You Like It or Not

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Wil Elrick is 6’7″. He wrestled a bear. But he’ll surprise you with what else he likes to – and will – do.

Eleven Things About the South That Really ARE True—and One That’s Not

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JJ Vincent confirms some of those things we believe about the South, and asks us to forget one very important one.

Southern States Are Suppressing Voters’ Rights [OpEd]

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Since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, nothing is stopping politicians from disenfranchising poor, elderly, and student voters.

Yes, I Do Need All of Those Pink Notebooks: School Supply Shopping on Tax-free Weekend

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JJ Vincent goes shopping for school supplies in bulk, to topple stereotypes as much as anything.

Federal Judges Block Anti-Immigrant South Carolina Law

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This latest ruling means the three South Carolina provisions will remain temporarily blocked until the court holds a full trial on the statute

If You’re Scared Enough, You Can Get Away With Killing

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George Zimmerman is not guilty because the jury decided that black kids are scary

Alabama Cuts Benefits–Leading Desperate Man to ‘Rob’ Bank To Get Food, Shelter In Jail

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So desperate for food and shelter, an Alabama man did the unthinkable this week: robbing a bank so he could turn himself in and get sent to jail.

The Proper Way To Be Black

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Apparently, there is an appropriate way to be a black man in 2013. Christian Coleman wants to discuss why it is that he doesn’t give a damn.

50 Years Ago Today: ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Scottsboro Boys Pardoned Posthumously

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More than 80 years after their conviction and almost 15 years after the final man died, the Scottsboro Boys will be pardoned for crimes they did not commit.